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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1590s 1600s 1610s – 1620s – 1630s 1640s 1650s|
|Years:||1621 1622 1623 – 1624 – 1625 1626 1627|
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|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
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|Ab urbe condita||2377|
|English Regnal year||21 Ja. 1 – 22 Ja. 1|
— to —甲子年十一月廿二日
|- Vikram Samvat||1680–1681|
|- Shaka Samvat||1546–1547|
|- Kali Yuga||4725–4726|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||624–625|
|Japanese calendar||Genna 10Kan'ei 1
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||288 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2167|
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- January 14 – After 90 years of Ottoman occupation, the Safavid empire recaptures Baghdad.
- January 24 – Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
- April 29 - Louis XIII of France appoints Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council.
- May 8 – A Dutch fleet captures Bahia, Brazil from the Spanish.
- 24 May - After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia's charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
- June – The first Dutch settlers arrive in New Netherland; they disembark at Governors Island.
- June 10 – Treaty of Compiègne, signed between France and the Netherlands
- July or August – Portuguese Jesuit priest António de Andrade becomes the first European to enter Tibet.
- August – The Siege of Breda begins, and will continue for 10 months.
- August 5–14 – The King's Men perform Thomas Middleton's satire A Game at Chess at the Globe Theatre, London, until it is suppressed in view of its allusions to the Spanish Match.
- August 12 – Cardinal Richelieu is appointed by Louis XIII of France to be his first minister.
- Early October – Action of October 1624: A Tuscan/Papal/Neapolitan galley fleet defeats the Algerians near Sardinia.
- Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible is publicly burned by order of the Pope.
- The Netherlands establishes a trading colony at Tainan on Taiwan.
- The Virginia Land Company's charter is revoked and Virginia becomes a crown colony.
- The city of Oslo in Norway is destroyed by fire for the fourteenth time; King Christian IV of Denmark–Norway decrees its rebuilding on a new site where it will be renamed Christiania.
- Jakob Bartsch records the constellation Camelopardalis around the North Star.
- The Palace of Versailles is first built by Louis XIII, as a hunting lodge.
- The Japanese Shogun expels the Spanish from the land and severs trade with the Philippines.
- Mail service begins in Denmark.
- The University of Saint Francis Xavier is founded in Bolivia.
- Henry Briggs publishes Arithmetica Logarithmica.
- The French Parliament passes a decree forbidding criticism of Aristotle on pain of death.
- Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba starts to rule.
- The Latymer School and Latymer Upper School in London are founded by the bequest of Edward Latymer.
- The city of Dunfermline is destroyed by fire, but The Abbey, The Palace, the The Abbot House and many other buildings survive.
- Frans Hals produces the painting now known as the Laughing Cavalier.
- January 9 – Meishō, empress of Japan (d. 1696)
- January 15 – Rombout Verhulst, Dutch sculptor (d. 1698)
- January 31 – Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
- June 15 – Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
- July – George Fox, English founder of the Quakers (d. 1691)
- August 22 – Jean Regnault de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
- August 25 – François de la Chaise, French churchman (d. 1709)
- September 10 – Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)
- October 30 – Paul Pellisson, French author (d. 1693)
- February 12 – George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
- February 13 – Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
- February 17 – Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)
- July – Alonso Fajardo de Entenza, governor of the Philippines
- November 10 – Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (b. 1573)
- November 17 – Jakob Böhme, German mystic (b. 1575)
- December 5 – Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
- December 14 – Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman (b. 1536)
- December 26 – Simon Marius, German astronomer (b. 1573)
- date unknown